Take one uncontrollable little girl. Add a home infested with bees. Toss in former childhood nemesis Anna Burdett, and what single dad Reeves Leland gets is one big headache! His trio of matchmaking maiden aunts aren't helping matters. Neither is his attraction to Anna, now grown into a beautiful woman. The former wild child soon proves to be the perfect match for Reeves and his willful daughter. Could this reunion spark old memories and new possibilities for a future together?
HE FELT LIKE A THIEF Little Georgie was his son and he had every right to claim him. But in the year Colin Garrett had been searching for the boy, lovely Lauren Cole had been caring for his child...and loving him. And this exhilarating, warmhearted woman had been prepared to do the same for Colin, too...until she discovered his real reason for coming to her. Now, though she'd agreed to marry Colin to keep Georgie, Lauren wasn't about to let him back into her heart. How would Colin ever convince Lauren that he loved her every bit as much as his blessed baby boy? THAT'S MY BABY! Sometimes, bringing up baby can bring surprises...and showers of love!
HIS MOST HONORABLE VOW He was a man of immense wealth and privilege, but no amount of money could release Paul Spencer from his impending loveless marriage. His grandfather's will had left Paul little choice: Marry a woman he despised or lose the family business. And with Paul, family always came first. Until he laid eyes on innocent beauty Cassidy Penno. The businessman knew their future was one he could never claim, though Cassidy swore she needed no promises to become his in every way. But this man of honor vowed never to possess his sweet virgin unless he could find a way to make her his one, his only bride!
In charge of a hotel renovation, Petra Chatam's got everything under control-except Dale Bowen. The too-handsome contractor has his own ideas about the project. And they don't match up with ambitious Petra's, who hopes to become hotel manager. But the more time they spend together, the more Petra realizes they both agree on what really matters: love, faith and family. And they soon learn that building a future together is more work than building a hotel! It'll take a little bit of patience-and a lot of help from three love-minded aunts.
THE GOSSIP GURU. . . ;has some shocking news: devout Wallace Hamilton, head of rival newspaper the Davis Landing Dispatch, is not Jeremy Hamilton's father! Word is, his wife was already pregnant when they wed and now that Jeremy has learned the truth, he's quit. Who'll run the company while Wallace is in the hospital?In more Hamilton news, quiet Heather has had a makeover-who knew she was so stunning? Maybe photographer Ethan Danes, who seems to have taken an interest in Heather now that she's started this butterfly summer. . . ;.
An injured woman in a wedding veil on Jack Colby's ranch property? Jack has no idea who she is-and neither does she. "Kendra" doesn't know her name, what the veil is all about or where she belongs. And since Jack's entire life changed with the unwelcome discovery of a twin brother, he's not in the mood for secrets or surprises. Like finding out that Kendra might be spoken for. Yet even as she helps him open his heart to his family, he finds himself praying for the opportunity to make new memories.
Logan Fortune is all business, although he's indulged in his share of pleasure, a fact made abundantly clear when he meets the new lady in his life: his toddler daughter.Admittedly out of his league, he turns to Emily Applegate, his no-nonsense assistant, perhaps the only woman in Texas who can resist his charms. Deep down, Emily's crazy about her boss, but playboy moguls are definitely out of her league. Tasked with hiring a nanny, she soon discovers none of the candidates is good enough for the little girl she's coming to adore.With her hair down, her glasses off and smiles aplenty for his daughter, Emily is suddenly so desirable to Logan, leaving him feeling a little unsteady. Now he's got to pull off the biggest merger of his life, convincing a woman with no illusions that his heart-and his daughter-belong to her.
Retrieving the mail from his old apartment brought more than just letters for Vince Cutler. When he opened the door on the lovely Jolie Wheeler and rooms he hardly recognized, he knew he'd found the person to fix up his bare new bachelor quarters. But behind their banter, he sensed a pain that his friendship couldn't assuage. The warm embrace of Vince's family reminded Jolie achingly of the nephew taken from her, and the sister she refused to see. Vince's embrace made keeping the distance between them all the more difficult. And all the while the spirit of Christmas was working within Jolie's heart to reconnect her with her family...and with Vince suring this very special season...
Fabulous Fathers WANTED: HUSBAND TO RESCUE HARRIED MOM She had quit high school to get married and raise a family. But Heller Moore's dreams didn't exactly come true. Divorced and working two jobs to keep up the payments on her trailer home, the single mom hardly had any time to spend with her kids. ENTER ONE DASHING BACHELOR In less than a month Jackson Tyler charmed her cynical children and told her no-good ex-husband to wise up. But though Heller was drawn to this Prince Charming, dare she trust in happily ever after? He's the FABULOUS FATHER of her kids' dreams--and the husband of hers!
Beth Maitland, The most unconventional member of the Maitland clan, Is always up for an adventure. But getting framed for a murder she didn't commit isn't exactly her idea of fun. . . . Detective Ty Redstone thinks he's seen and heard it all. But when he discovers beautiful, free-spirited Beth on the wrong side of the law, he suddenly wants to see a lot more. . . . Even though the odds are against her, Beth can tell that Ty believes she's innocent. But he has to prove it, and if Beth has anything to do with it, they'll be proving it together . Only the more she's around the seriously sexy detective, The more Beth wishes she'd been accused of taking up a life of crime earlier. . . .
THE COWBOY OF HER DREAMS Kara Detmeyer was leading the biggest cattle drive since the days of the Old Wild West and facing the challenege of her life. Ropin' and ridin' across three states was simple compared to losing her heart and soul to ruggedly handsome wrangler Rye Wagner. He was husband material, all right--though he wouldn't admit it--and his eight-year-old son was a charmer in the making. Could Kara convince the Wagner men that becoming her family would prove the ultimate adventure? THAT SPECIAL WOMAN! She can hog-tie and four-legged animal--but can that special woman lasso the cowboy's who's stolen her heart?
Four rambunctious children and not a wife in sight. Struggling single father Orren Ellis needed someone to care for his brood, and the only applicant was Mattie Kincaid. Though the beauty could cook, clean and courageously keep his kids in line, Orren considered her simply too young to take the job of his bride. But years were not important to Mattie. She had quickly fallen for the endearing father of four and sensed he felt the same. And no matter how loudly Orren protested, Mattie was determined to make herself part of this ready-made family.
All mortgage broker Kendal Oakes wanted was a stable, loving home for his daughter, Larissa. He was widowed, and his motherless little girl was prone to uncontrollable tantrums. But then single mom Connie Wheeler walked into the church day-care center. . . ;and their lives. Connie had a way with Larissa-the child's only calm moments came when Connie was nearby. So she agreed to babysit with her own son in tow. The two children and adults got along perfectly. It was almost as if they could be a family. But when Kendal popped the question Connie longed to hear, did he want the true marriage she'd prayed for, or simply a union of convenience?
THE OLDER WOMANThe first time fortune found Sierra Carlton, she'd become a millionaire. The second time, Sam Jayce stood before her, a long, lean, young farmer hungry to make her flower ranch a reality. Trouble was, Sam made her hunger for more than success. But Sierra had let desire dictate once...and found herself a single mom.Well, wild horses couldn't spook Sam from her side...especially once they became lovers. But when word spread of the Puma Springs heiress and her studly partner mixing business with pleasure, Sam refused to let the scandal that dogged him dishonor Sierra. Only, Sierra didn't need defending. She needed Sam as their baby's daddy-and she needed his love.
CINDERELLA...IN NAME ONLY? It was a fairy tale come true...almost. Charming, courageous Zach Keller had asked poor little Jillian Waltham to be his bride. But his proposal was just a formality. For the sexy bodyguard had promised to protect Jillian with his very life, and the only way to keep her 100% safe was to watch over her day...and night. He vowed never to succumb to his bride's blossoming beauty, to remember their marriage was only make-believe. Yet the tempting virgin in his arms was putting Zach's hands-off policy to the test. Dare he take the ultimate risk and make his glass slipper bride a true-love wife?
A poignant story in which a young widow, Becca Kinder, solicits the help of Dan Holden, a hearing-impaired farmer--and in turn, helps him find his place in the world.
The Heart's VoiceWhen Dan Holden lost his hearing, he also lost all hope. Now Becca Kinder needs help fixing her ramshackle house. And as the petite widow and her children work their way into his heart, faith can show them the way to an unexpected future-together.A Family to ShareKendal Oakes would do anything for his daughter, Larissa. He'll even propose a marriage of convenience to single mom Connie Wheeler. But little Larissa isn't the only one drawn to Connie's nurturing ways. A real union is in reach-if they can forgive their imperfect pasts.
THE MILLIONAIRE'S SEDUCTIONChey Simmons had entered Brodie Todd's world as part of a business contract. So why did she find her powerful, handsome client so unnerving...and intriguing? Chey didn't know. She only knew that getting involved with the elusive millionaire single father could be dangerous to her heart....When Brodie took Chey into his arms, he knew this woman had a hold on him like no other. But Brodie's life was filled with commitments that kept him from claiming Chey as his own-and a scandal that threatened to tear them apart forever. And yet, once they yielded to soulstirring desire, Brodie knew there was no turning back. That somehow, some way, this woman was bound to be his....
Help Wanted At The Heavenly Arms MotelIf only someone will take the job so oil rigger Holt Jefford can stop making beds and burning breakfasts. And then someone does: a lovely single mother with a baby boy--and secrets. Sweet, kind Cara Jane is scared of her own shadow--why? Holt warns himself not to trust his skittish new employee, but watching her with her son and his old granddad breaks through his guarded heart. Holt senses she's hiding out here in Eden, Oklahoma. Good choice, because the place comes with her own small-town hero.
Taming The Wanderer's Heart Carissa Hopper's always been strong and self-sufficient. So when the single mom of three finds herself in need, accepting help from the rugged and adventurous Phillip Chatam isn't easy. She knows he's the kind of man she should stay far away from. Still, when his aunts offer her lodging at Chatam House, where Phillip also resides, Carissa can't refuse. Always on the move, Phillip has no interest in settling down. But as he gets to know Carissa's adorable children-and falls for their mother-he realizes that his biggest adventure will be convincing Carissa to let him be a part of her future. Chatam House: Where three matchmaking aunts bring faith and love to life.
HER UNDOINGRoyce Lawler was dark and mysterious, movie-star handsome and dangerously seductive even when flat on his back. And prim and professional Merrily Gage was supposed to live alone with this man, tending to his every need as his private nurse? She didn't stand a chance.But then, neither did the single dad. Because Merrily was too good at what she did, too easy to like, to want...to need. Yet no matter how strong his desire, Royce couldn't bring the innocent beauty any further into the nightmare of his life-especially since his fall was no accident. Especially since Royce would do anything to keep sweet, sweet Merrily safe.
Wrong turn at the right timeFast-moving Texan Tyler Aldrich thought it a fate worse than death to be stuck in rural Eden, Oklahoma, overnight. Imagine the Dallas CEO settling in for homemade meat loaf at the Heavenly Arms Motel! Yet something about quiet Charlotte Jefford made Tyler want to leave his worries behind for more than one evening. Was it their differences that drew Tyler in? The small-town girl was devoted to her family; he longed to escape his. Were they polar opposites thrown together by a wrong turn--or had God actually set them on the right path?
HIS SMALL-TOWN GIRL Fast-moving Texan Tyler Aldrich is stuck in rural Eden, Oklahoma, for the night. Imagine the Dallas CEO settling in for homemade meat loaf at the Heavenly Arms Motel! Yet this detour might just change his life forever. Because there's something about quiet innkeeper Charlotte Jefford that makes Tyler want to prolong his stay...permanently. HER SMALL-TOWN HERO Oil rigger Holt Jefford needs to hire someone for the Heavenly Arms Motel so he can stop making beds and burning breakfasts. To his rescue comes a single mom carrying a baby boy-and secrets. Sweet Cara Jane seems scared of her own shadow. Holt warns himself not to trust his new employee, but she and her little one have already gotten through his guarded heart....
FROM BUD TO BLOSSOM DESPERATELY SEEKING SIR GALAHAD Attorney Edward White's reputation was rock solid: he was as reliable...and romantic...as granite. Until desperate, penniless heiress Laurel Heffington Miller sought protection for her secret son-and made mincemeat of Edward's orderly existence! In a twinkling, the wide-eyed waitress and her adorable baby boy had rangy, rumpled Edward dressing for success. Leaping through legal loopholes. And stealing kisses hot enough to melt Mount Rushmore! But could this improbable white knight save this utterly irresistible damsel in distress? FROM BUD TO BLOSSOM. Through the eyes of love, an ordinary guy can become an extraordinary man...an average Edward a dashing prince. Don't miss these stories about the transforming power of true love!
A Fresh StartLily Farnsworth can thank a mysterious benefactor for the chance to open her own flower shop in Bygones, Kansas. But Tate Bronson is the biggest challenge the relocated Boston attorney has ever faced. Forget about tossing out the welcome mat-the handsome widowed rancher seems determined to keep Lily at arm's length. As everyone buzzes over the identity of the anonymous donor, Lily's doing her part to revitalize the struggling town. With the help of Tate's little girl-turned-matchmaker, can she create a garden of community and love deep in the heart of Kansas...and one special man?
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